"We've used a variation of this over the last few years with our team, we'll be 12U this coming season.
Haven't had any injuries to any muscles groups, have had some turned ankles, fingers, etc., but no arm or leg…"
"There are only 3 stances that catchers need to worry about; sign giving stance, a receiving position with no runners on and a runners on stance; but for youth catchers there are only two as really young catchers do not normally give signs.
"Mike/Jake Epstein have a few drills to address this that worked for my son; the drills have you keep the bat against the shoulder and start your swing and not release the bat until your hips have completely fired, this is a good analysis of various…"
"Do you teach your players to setup in a runner’s on position with their throwing hand (thumb tucked in) behind the mitt so when they make the exchange out front their throwing hand is already our front?"
"Frist of all I would not recommend cheating, i.e. left foot forward, chest turn, etc. the minute you do that you cut off your ability to block the ball to the right side; which last I knew is much more important than throwing out a runner, since…"
"We are a 10U team and start with tee work into a net with normal baseballs focusing on mechanics.
Then we move to front toss with wiffle balls, still focusing on mechanics and tracking the ball in.
Then to a “normal” BP with…"
"Well said young man, great insight to life. As a father of 6; most of who are grown now this hit close to home for me. As a coach for my youngest son’s travel team I treat each game/practice as something special, knowing I will…"